Security Systems News

APR 2018

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A Complete Solution for the professional dealer ALULA.NET Security the way consumers want it Integrated Cloud Video Smart Home Control Top Tier Network Visit us at ISC West Booth #22059 the security-manufacturing sector, we have firsthand experience with the nega- tive realities associated with premature product market releases. As a result, we apply a relatively conservative design approach inclusive of established vendors and technologies and absent of "bleeding edge" technologies to insulate our client base. We see a continued focus and growth in the areas of IoT, cybersecurity, biometrics, data collection/mining and AI and ML. We believe the existence of a truly integrat- ed converged "smart" system, serving as a realistic security force multiplier, is literally just around the corner. What is your view on the industry moving forward? It is an exciting time to witness and contribute to the maturation process of our industry as we plunge ahead into IT-centric environments. However, as consultants, we must remain diligent in con- tinuing to educate architects, developers and end users to the value-added benefits of including security in site selection, architectural pro- gramming phases, and net- work configuration require- ments. The same applies to minimizing the disparities between our client's IT and physical security managers perception of security, not to mention the never ending architectural door hardware coordination challenges we continue to experience. —Paul Ragusa Specifically Speaking features Q-and-A with a different security consultant every month. Consul- tants are provided to Security Sys- tems News by SecuritySpecifiers. SIA establishes Women in Security Forum Summer S Continued from page 8 women working in this indus- try, and our collective achieve- ments and contributions. It also presents a great opportunity to engage, mentor and help further empower a new generation of women executives in the physi- cal security industry," Fenner said in a prepared statement. "It is a privilege to serve a forum keenly focused on pro- pelling women within the secu- rity industry. Providing a venue where future female leaders can strengthen their know-how, while networking and brainstorming around future solutions with peers can only improve compe- tency and esteem," DiSanto said in the announcement. "Our success depends on the quality skill, and values of our employees. At Axis, we believe By SSN Staff SILVER SPRING, Md.—SIA announced on International Women's Day, March 8, the estab- lishment of the SIA Women in Security Forum to support the participation of women in the security industry. Through pro- grams, professional development and networking events, the com- mittee will engage members, both men and women, who share this goal. The inaugural steering commit- tee for the SIA Women in Security Forum includes:Elaine Palome, Axis Communications; Chelsea Render, Bosch; Kelly Bond, Brivo; Vicky Lowe, Convergint Tech- nologies; Janet Fenner, Dahua Technology USA; Sherida Sessa, ISC Security Events; Dawne Hanks, Milestone Systems; Chris- tine Hamberis, ScanSource; Alice DiSanto, Sharp Intellos; Maureen Carlo, Videotec Security; and Lynn de Seve, GSA Schedules Inc. "It is an honor to serve on SIA's new Women in Security commit- tee as it recognizes the countless that a diverse and talented work- force is a key competitive advan- tage and that different back- grounds, perspectives, and life experiences are important drivers of innovation. We are pleased to be taking part in this joint initia- tive with SIA," Palome said in a prepared statement. Membership is open to SIA members in good standing, and nonmembers are eligible for up to 90 days, SIA said. SSN SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS Ap RI l 2018 www.securitysystemsnews.com NEWS 11

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